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A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.
This movie is part of the collection: Sci-Fi / Horror
Director: Burt Kennedy
Producer: Roger Lewis
Production Company: Cinemation Industries
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Contact Information: www.k-otic.com
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Subject: a question
is the films is public domain?
Subject: very enjoyable
Pretty good set up. Like Hills Have Eyes but with kids.
Trent Masterson -
Subject: Almost Amusing 2 1/2 Stars
A very strange TV movie that makes very little sense.
Worth a look.
I_loved_this movie! -
Subject: Pointless sadistic kidnap film
If you think Deliverance was a great movie, you might enjoy this slow torture of a film.
Subject: Generation gap film falls between stools
One of a number of the 'gen gap' films which were popular during this era, this one unfortunately has problems deciding what it wants to be, and the relevance of its social message is lost as a consequence.
Written as an interpretation of the turbulent child/parent tensions of the 70s, AKS re-presents the usual questions in the context of children being able to choose their parents, every misunderstood teen's dream. Unfortunately this innovative perspective is not maintained throughout, and the film's locus of relevance alternates unpredictably between the adults and children.
Despite several heartwarming moments, the underlying theme of parent/child reconciliation falls flat, dominated at times by an unnecessarily heavy dramatic tension (supposed to represent the oppressive adult world which teens find so confronting), which would be better placed in a horror film.
Dr Thom -
Subject: Not that bad . . . for its type
I am assuming that this was a made-for-television movie . . . perhaps even a movie of the week, or something of the kind. I thought there were some very tense moments in it, and when compared to other films of its kind it holds up well.
Keach and Eggar are the main attractions, but Robbie Benson makes a fine showing. Wonder if this was before or after another great made-for-T.V. horror flick that captured me as a child: "Bad Ronald." If you get a chance to see that one, and you liked this one, don't miss it.
Subject: Poorly executed original idea.
I initially thought I might have found a treasure when I read the description of the film above. A great idea for a movie. Alas, it was terribly executed and I should have kept browsing. I gave this 2 stars only because Stacy Keach (Warden Henry Pope - Prison Break) was in it. Other than that, there isn't much to talk about.
The soundtrack was just dire. The plot seemed to have no direction and the ending was abyssmal. I think the budget must have run out because the ending scene was more from The Waltons than a horror/thriller flick and just seemed to be sewn together at the last minute.
Such a shame because there was some pretty decent acting in there, particularly Robbie Benson as John, and John Savage as Peter. Sadly this just wasn't enough and the movie undoes itself by the last scene.
If you enjoy dreadful folk music and simple scripts and have just over an hour to burn, you might enjoy some of the acting. If not, keep browsing.